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Little Ashes Reviews

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George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald
March 25, 2010
It feels as though Morrison and Goslett are trying too hard to emulate the work of their subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
March 25, 2010
The drawcard of Robert ''Twilight'' Pattinson as Dali is a mixed blessing for the filmmakers, given how ill-at-ease he is in the role. Javier Beltran, as Garcia Lorca, cast as the heroic centre of the film, cuts a more confident figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 18, 2010
A snapshot of an insight into the life of Salvador Dali, one of the most complex artists in history and it intensifies rather than satisfies our curiosity about him
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
September 16, 2009
limps along about as lifelessly as one of Dali's melting clocks
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
September 3, 2009
Beltran tries to give this flimsy nonsense some weight, but Brits McNulty and Pattinson's attempts at a Spanish accent are woeful.
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
August 18, 2009
It's not even worth it for Robert Pattinson, who is shown in the movie, nearly fully naked, with his privates tucked between his legs, but everything else showing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
August 10, 2009
A Pretentious Mess of a Bio-pic In the Worst Sense of the Phrase.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
August 7, 2009
The movie commits the error of scanting their cultural importance and fixating on Lorca's semi-requited love for Dali.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
August 7, 2009
Sexual repression claims yet one more victim.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 26, 2009
A bravely earnest and gauzy bit of biography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 17, 2009
A dry, dull retelling of a typical gay coming-of-age tale that's invigorated by neither the period backdrop nor the fact that the characters were real people.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 5, 2009
The movie, with its badly painted backdrops, its stiff acting and its complete lack of dramatic momentum, is embarrassing to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
May 29, 2009
Beltran, for his part, makes a solidly believable Garcia Lorca. The problem is with the man with whom he's obsessed. In Pattinson's performance, we never see what Garcia Lorca sees in Dali.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 28, 2009
Little Ashes is stylish enough to beguile and bold enough to provoke, but it's not bright enough to illuminate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Greg Quill
Toronto Star
May 22, 2009
Even cinematographer Adam Suschitzky's richly textured and resonantly toned cityscapes and rural scenes can't make up for a flawed script and weak performances in what might have been a powerful historical drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stan Hall
May 22, 2009
While it eventually improves, the first quarter-hour of Paul Morrison's drama about the youthful exploits of Spanish artists Salvador Dali, Frederico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunuel is cringe-worthy.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 21, 2009
What's intended to be a daring look at repressed sexuality, three-ways and all, has the dramatic heft of a true-love comic book.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rick Mele
May 21, 2009
An intriguing and muddled relationship between three brilliant artists is downgraded into a tedious and lurid art-world soap opera full of convoluted love triangles.
Full Review | Original Score: 22/100
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 15, 2009
A pleasurable, old fashioned gay romance with a good measure of art and politics tossed in between the passion.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 15, 2009
Exactly the kind of flavorless bourgeois froth that the men it takes for its subjects would have ridiculed mercilessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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